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The Dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered Ht the Postoffice at The Dalles, Oregon,
as second-class matter.
Oovernoi 8. Peminver
Secretary of State G. W. McBride
Treasurer Phillip Metxehan
Supt. of I'ubllo Instruction K. B. McKlroy
3ongres.Mmaii .B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
Countv Judge C. N. Thornbnry
Sheriff D. L. Cates
Clerk J. B. Crossen
Treasurer Gen. Rnch
Assessor John E. Barnett
Surveyor K. F. Sharp
Superintendent of Public Schools. . .Troy Hhellev
Coroner William Michell
The Chronicle is the Only Paper in
The Dalles that Receives the Associated
The state of Oregon should undoubt
edly meet her own demands for dairy
product. -Ic is to ourphame that thous
ands of dollars are . annually went to
states east and south of us for butter
and cheese that ought to be produced at
home. Many will admit this Statement
to be true, on general principles, wlio
are far from believing that dairying can
be carried on profitably in Eastern Ore
gon, unless under exceptionally favora
ble circumstances. The long dry fall
and winter, they will tell us, make it
impossible to keep up the fkw of milk
without exenfnve feeding that will eat
up all the profits of dairying. The only
time when butter can be produced in
profitable quantity is the time when the
market is so glutted that it is next to
impossible to sell at any reasonable
price. On the other hand when butter
attains a good price in the fall and win
ter as it invariably does the grass is so
dry that cattle lose their flow of milk,
and butter-making again becomes un
profitable. Thus hundreds of farmers,
who are otherwise bountifully supplied
with cattle more or less suited for dairy
.purpose, are deterred from a species of
industry that thousands under more
favorable circumstances find both pleas
. ant and profitable.
A careful study of what has been ac
complished elsewhere by the ensilege
system of storing green feed for fall and
winter use leads us to the conviction that
the solution of the dairy problem, if it
has any solution for the people of the
Inland Empire, lies irr this direction,
and that apart from dairying altogether
the system is well worth a trial by every
farmer who, has a few cattle or sheep to
carry through the rigors of our winter
Ensilage is no longer a mere experi
ment. It has been tried a thousand
times under a hundred varying circum
stances and in an overwhelming major
ity of instances it has been ' pronounced
a complete success. As we expect in
the near future to present our readers
with a carefully prepared paper on this
subject by H. T. Trench professor of ag
riculture at the Htate agricultural college
we shall close this article by giving the
testimony of Col. T. Cornelius, who is
well known as one of the most success
ful farmers in the Willamette valley, as
to his exrerieiice with storing and feed
ensilage: " In the summer of 1880 I built a - silo
which holds almost 225 tons tilled with
green corn, and was so well pleased with
the result that the following year I
built three other silos and filled them'
with green corn, clover, oats and wheat,
all of which make good feed. This vear
I put up one thousand tons of corn,
clover and oats, but mostly corn. I am
well pleased with the result would not
. undertake to keep any considerable num
ber of stock ori a farm without a silo
and believe farming lands in this state,
especially is worth at least 25 per cent,
more with the aid of the silos than with
out it, as any of our valley lands may be
m,ade to support one cow per acre with
the silo, while without the silo it re
quires aliove four acres to support one
cow, and any land reasonably near to
. transportation in the Willamette valley
that will support one cow per acre is
well worth fifty dollars per acre for stock
farming, while land that will only sup
port one ctw to four acres is only worth
ten dollars per acre."
Since the Union Pacific company took
psssesPion of the O. R. & Co.'s lines
they have pursued a penny wise pound
foolish policy that would drive any ordi
nary road into bankruptcy.' The cost of
the wrecks and disasters, not to say loss
of human life that have happened
through simple lack of a sufficient num
t ber of trackwalkers, would alone have
undoubtedly paid the wages of a watch
man for every half mile of track between
The Dalles and Bonneyville for the next
twenty years. The management of the
concern in this regard is of little interest
to us except in so far as the policy is a
. constant menace to human life. A' year
ago, last spring, the same policy resulted
in the hurling of ten or eleven persons
"into eternity and the crippling of a nua-,
bei of others for life. We.have no tears
to shed" over the accident of last Satur-
vv when twenty , or; thirty thousand
iool W;Wortli.of te company's, property
was 4ero3red iu. a Jew-i .momenta. The,
r, puWiw, will of .-course, havevtti,' foot ; the
bill in tlrl0BTWi'outttiey would have
to do the same if the running of the
road did not coat the company a cent.
"Everything that the traffic will bear"
ia the policy of the Union Pacific. It is
simply appalling to conceive what might
have happened last Saturday if a passen
ger train, freighted with' hundreds of
human souls, instead of a freight train
laden with a relatively valueless cargo of
building rock had encountered the burn
WILL 8AVK THE PEOPLE'S MONEV.
Superintendent Farley Talks Enthoalaa
ttcally About the Portage Railway.
G. J. Farley, superintendent of con
struction on the Cascade portage rail
way, was at the Perkins last night and
leaves this morning for his work up the
river. He said that there is every pros
pect for the work to go right along now.
The surveying will no doubt be com
pleted by tonight. Continuing,' Mr.
Farley said :
This survey is subject to tbe direction
of the direction of the general govern
ment, which has already located the
line. The original stakes are now being
verified by a set of lines run by srvey
ors in the employ of the state. Tomor
row we shall get into the Atwell property
on the east end of the line. Here we
shall buy the right-of-way if they are
disposed to take a reasonable price;
otherwise the right-of-way will be con
demned and the road built anyway
the attorney-general bringing suit for
the condemnation. . There can be no
impediment in the way of th rapid
progress of the work from' this time on.
After the survey is completed, the next
thing to do is build the trestles and the
wharves at each end, do the grading and
lay the track.
The appropriation made, 0,000. w'll
be ample. The surveying will not cost
to exceed $200. They ask $2500 for the
narhtof way through the Atwell property
Just what the trestles, wharves and
grading will cost cannot yet be deter
mined, as the draughtsmen are still work
ing on it. There is no doubt, however,
that the appropriation will cover the en
tire cost of building the road and equip
ping it in first-class style. .
The advantages which will accrue
from this railroad can scarcely be over
estimated. It offers the best chance in
America of its kind for saving money to
the people. It will oe capable ot trans
ferring in the ten hours of each day all
the freight that four boats can bring to
it iroui above and four boats from below
can take away. This, I think, will pro
vide for all the traffic now in sight.
There may be more freight than four
boats can handle it the portage above
The Dalles is built ; in that case by add
ing to the rolling stock, we can increase
the working capacity of the road, and
provide for all requirements. In my
opinion there will thus be effected a sav
ing of at least 60 per cent, in the cost of
transporting the wheat and wool pro
ducts of the Inland Empire down the
Columbia to Portland. The road .will be
completed in from seventy-five to ninety
The portage railroad above The Dalles
has been surveyed, and its cost fully
equipped with No. 1 rolling stock, would
not exceed $600,000. It would be from
thirty-eight to forty-three miles long,
and its completion would irive us virtu
ally an open waterway up into the Snake
river,, which will mean all. the trade, or
at least the bulk of the trade, of the
Walla Walla country and other great
producing regions lor Portland. 1 am
confident that if there is any kind of a
crop at all the portage road now building
win pay luriaeu lue ami, year.
Balaam and Koti Were WIm.
. Advertising is an ancient and honor
able institution, and was practiced long
er ago than a great many people imagine.
Get your, bible, turn to Numbers xxiv.
14, and you will see that Balaam believed
in advertising, and said to Balak: "Be
hold, I go unto my people ; come, there
fore, and I will advertise." Turn again
to Ruth iv, 4, and you will find that
Boaz, in connection with a real estate
transaction in which he was interested,
expressed himself as a judicious adver
tiser. America for Americans.
Mr. Kiolbasska was recently elected
treasurer of the city of Chicago, 111., the
second largest city in the United States.
His bondsmen are: J. Arkerzewski, F.
Nowaczewski, A. Jendrzezek, J. Czaja,
V. Kubicka, V. Bardoniski, J. Paszkiew
icz, J. Dzlewior, W. Dyniewicz, A. J.
Kwosigrooch and J. Dombrowski.
When ever the elephant packs his
trunk in Chicago, nowadays, the able de
tectives inspect it to see that there is no
SNIPES & KINERSLY, Managers.
Engagement of the
rOB TWO PEEFOEMANGES ONLY!
Friday, May 29th t
IN BALFE'S '
Jtye Fjose of Qastile.
Saturday, (Day 30th
Elegantly Costumed. '
Strong Cast of Principals.-
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
PEIOESV 60 cents, $1.00 and $1.60.
t) A din ll C n0w running steam
JtV U,:.E ttjt J Ferrj-between; ' Hood
reasonable. R. O. Evans, Prop.
Natfth Dakota's KlltrAaaior. - -No
one who knew Hansbrough when
he was "in San Francisco twelve-years
ago ever dreamed he would fetch np in
the United States senate. , Hansbrongh
filled the telegraph editor's desk on The
Chronicle for many months, and he was
a rattling good editor of news, besides
being an expert on head writing. At
that time the newspapers here, got only
a light telegraphic service, because the
overland wires were in poor condition
and the rates extremely heavy. Proba
bly 5,000 words a night was an average,
report. Under these conditions it was
necessary to add any descriptive matter
that would supplement a dispatch, and
also to make an attractive bead. Hans
brough was an artist in this kind of
work. . -
Once, when Alexander . II made a
wholesale sweep of a lot of nihilists,
shooting several and exiling the remain-,
der to Siberia, Hansbrotigh headed the
rather lurid report of Russian imperial
cruelty as "Czar-Saparillar Work at a
desk, however, proved too monotonous
for Hansbrough, and finally, in 1879, he
conceived the idea of taking an educated
Chinese to the east on a lecture - trip.
Hansbrough hired Hull, the most accom
plished newspaper "fakir" on the coast,
who made Denis Kearney famous by
writing his sand lot speeches, to prepare
the lecture, and it was a very entertain
ing one. . t - r 1 .
The east didn't bite as Hansbrough ex
pected, and the lecture outfit went to
pieces somewhere between Chicago and
New York. Then Hansbrough went to
Iowa and 1 started a paper. When the
Dakota boom started he saw his oppor
tunity, and now he is reaping the fruits
of it. He may not know as much about
law or parliamentary . procedure as
many other . senators, but there are few
in that body who have more general in
formation than Hansbrough. St. Louis
Precaution Against Floods. '':
Floods may be successfully opposed or
escaped. . Railways and wagon, roads
may and must be laid on river flood
plains, but the embankments and tres
tles and bridges should be raised not
only above the latest freshet mark, but
well above the 'great natural flood mark
found in the plain itself, and the recip
rocal effects of embankments and other
structures on future freshets should be
cautiously reckoned. Farms may and
ought ta: be located on fertile bottom
lands enriched by annual or decennial
overflow; but the farmers should dig
deep for his foundations and build his
superstructures strong and high. .
On every flood plain of eastern Amer
ica he should provide for the loss of crop
and fences once in three, or five, or ten
years: and both common humanity and
economic policy urge that dumb beasts
should be pastured- and fed on the up
lands, so that the fertile river bottoms
may be devoted to their best use-r-name-ly,
the production of plant crops. '
Cities and towns ought not to be built
on the flood ridden and miasmatic low
lands; yet they have been in the past
and will be in the future, so the towns
man, like the farmery should build high
and strong and hold himself ready to re-,
move his dear ones and carry his goods
to upper stories. And the flood swept
bottom lands of the American rivers
afford a business opportunity, curiously
neglected in the .past, though destined
to be successfully grasped at no distant
day namely, insurance against floods.
The great desideratum is general re
cognition of the facts which are dem
onstrated by the observations of thou
sands and gainsaid by none, though
ignored by multitudes that rivers bear
their own flood, marks in the alluvial
plains by which they are skirted, and
that men occupy these plains at their
peril. W. J. McQee in Forum.
A Snake Story from India..
There is a belief current in all parts of
India that a certain variety of snake
called Sheen Nag, when it attains -the
age of 1,000 years, has a precious jewel
formed in its head. The jewel, it is
affirmed, possesses the quality of sucking
up the poison of the deadliest snake if
applied to the wounded part. Strangely
enough a Paris gentleman is reputed to
possess this invaluable jewel, according
to a correspondent of a Gujarati weekly,
published at Wadhwan, in Gujarati.
The correspondent says that when the
present owner who, by the way, is now
sixty-three was twenty-three years old
he lighted upon a snake of the above
mentioned variety which he killed. Then
he found the jewel in his head. It has
already saved several lives. -
When Mr. Vidal, the collector of the
district, was there, it was shown to him
too. The jewel is eaid to contain a thin,
crescent like fiber, which unceasingly
oscilliates in the center. The gaikwar
of Baroda, the maharajah of Kolhapur,
and several of her native princes are said
to have offered several hundred thousand
rupees for this unique jewel. The name
of the owner is Mr. Framji Dadabbai
Govekar, Tarspur, Bombay presidency
A very much petted cat of mine, aged
ten, was with me while sewing recently.
She nad seated herself on a portion of
the calico which was before me on a
small table, and before leaving the room
for a few minutes I carefully arranged
the part of the work with the needle in
it so that it' hung oyer the edge of the
table and was well out of Tiny's way.
On my return I found she had gathered
up the calico and was sitting upon it,
but had kept out the unfinished hem,
and was holding down the needle with
her right - paw, purring loudly the while
at what she evidently considered a suc
cessful imitation of her mistress. Lon
don Spectator. " '
Guest (angrily) Your charge for thrve
days' board is outrageous a regular
swindle, sir. ,
. Hotel Proprietor You must remem
ber that hotel charges are not based on
what a guest consumes, but on what is
provided. -The, waste -of fqodV at hotels is
snormous. :. .
" Guest Then" why don't -you cook i
better. New York Weekly:
S. L YOUNG,
(SUMBMor to K. KICK,,
Watches, , Clocks and Jewelry
Repaired and Warranted.
Itt5 Secor.-.l St.. The Dalles, Or.
W. E. GARRETSON.
SOLE AGENT POK THK
All Watch Work. Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
1SS Second St.. Tha Uallea, Or.
Garpets awl Furniture,
PRINZ & NITSGHKE,
. And be Satisfied aa to
QUALITY AND PRICES.
R. B. Hood,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Horses Bought and Sold on
Commission and Money
Advanced on Horses
left For Sale.
The Dalles and Goldendale Stage Line.
Stage Leaves The Dalles every morning
at 7:30 and Goldendale at 7:30. All
freight murt be left at R. B.
Hood's office the evening
R. B. HOOD, Proprietor. .
Qaijdy :-: paetory,
W. S. CRAM, Proprietor.
(Successor to Cram & Corson.)
Manufacturer of the finest French and
C-AuINVX) I IE S
East of Portland.
Tropical Fruits, Nuts, Cigars and Tobacco.
Can furnish any of these goods at Wholesale
In Every Style.
104 Second Street, The Dalles, Or.
Third Street, Opera Block.
Madison's Latest System,,
! .-Used in 'vut)n' 'garment, ud. a lit
Neatly and Quickly Done.
The Dalles Mercantile Co.,
Successors to BROOKS & BEERS, Dealers in '
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, etc.
Provisions, Flour, Bacon,
HAY, GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Of all' Kinds at Lowest Market Kates.
Free Delivery to-Boat and Curs and all parts of the. City.
390 and 394 Second Street . .
We are NOW OPENING a full line of
Blaci and Colored Henrietta Cloms, Sateens, Giniliams ani CaKca,
- ;: and a large stock of Plain, Embroidered and Plaided
in Black and White, for
-ALSO A FULL
Hen's and Boy's Spring and Summer
A Splendid Line of Felt and Straw Hats.
Wri alu all ijrtnp u tAiv i.-kn frk st.. linn T . . .-1 : , 1 "ll 1 . .... - .
thft mtr lin r AT en a onH Tlw'a Jlju otn
r,Iik, i7 7 - " J -rvc kJ""OT n plenty ot otner
ijrooas to he sold at prices to suit the times.
Next Door to The Dalles National Bank.
- DEALERS 18 i-
V STAPLE V AND" FANCY 7
Canned Goods, Preserves, Pickles, Etc.
Country Produce- Bought and Sold.
Goods delivered Free to any part of the City.
Masonic Block, Corner Third and
Has Opened a
In Connection With his Fruit Stand
"and Will Serve
Hot -Coffee, Hani Sandwich, Pigs' Feet,,
, , and Fresh Oysters.
Convenient to the Passenger
On Second St., near corner of fadison.
1 Also a
Branch Bakery, California
Orange Cider, and the
Best Apple Cider. ,
If you want a good lunch, give me a call.
Open all Night
The Ladies' Tailor
School of Dress Cutting
Mrs. Brown's DressmaUna Parlors,
0or. Fourth and Union Sts.,
. The Dalles, Or. .
Each scholar can bring in her own
dress and is taught to cut, baste and fin
They are also tanght to cut the seam
less waist, dartless basque, French bias
darts and most every form of sleeve.
Ialn the dressmaking department I
keep only competent help.
Dress Cutting a Specialty.
124 UNION ST., THE DAIXESf OK.
. Keeps on hand a full line of
MEN'S AND YOUTH'S
Ready - Made Clothing.
Pants and Suits .
MADE TO ORDER
; On Reasonable Terms.
Call and see my Goods before
H. Glenn has i einoved bis
office and the office of the
LEleAtcic- I4ght ,Co. to . 72
Ladies' and Misses' wear.
Clothing, Heekmear and Hosiery.
.U.VB.7.K.- W?d.Xy JXOa
Ck,,., cn: i .
NEW STORK t
Court Streets, The Dalles, Oregon.
J. M. HUNTJNGTON & CO.
Hal Estate and
Abstracts of. and Information Concern
, ing Land Titles on Short NoticK. ''
Land for Sate and Houses to Rent
Parties Looking for Homes in . . .
COUNTRY OR CITY,
' OR IN SEARCH OF
. . Should Call, on or Write to us.
Agents for a Full Line of
Leaiinc Fire Insurance Companies,
. And Will Write Insurance for
Correspondence Solicited. All Letters
Promptly Answered. Call on or ,
J. M. HUNTINGTON & CO.
Opera House Block, The Dalles, Or.
C. N. THQRNBDRY, T. A. HUDSON,
Late Rec. U. S. Land Office. Notary Public
ROOMS 8 and 9 LAND OFFICE BUILDING,
Fostofflce Box 325,
THE DALLES, OR.
And all other Business in the U. S. Land Office
. Promptly Attended to.
We have ordered Blanks for Filings,
Entries and the purchase of Railroad
Lands under the recent Forfeiture Act,
which we will have, and advise the pub
lic at the earliest date when such entries
can be made. Look for advertisement
in this paper. x .
Thornburv & Hudson.
We will pay tbe above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Fills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fall to give satisfac
tion. Bugar Coated. Large boxes containing ao
Plus, 25 cents. Beware ol counterfeits and imi
tations. The genuine manufactured onljljby
THE JOHN'C.-WFST COMPANY, CHIG AGO,
ILLINOIS. -: ' " v : - :. :' '"
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175 Second St. Tbe DaUea, Or.